FRANCIS S. GERBASI, M.D.
Although pericardial cysts are relatively rare, recent medical literature has contained several excellent reports1, 2, 3 concerning the etiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of these anomalies. An extensive review of the publications on this subject, however, shows that cysts of such size, configuration and location as to be confused with chronic pericarditis with effusion are exceedingly rare. Inasmuch as the cyst herein reported was difficult to differentiate from pericardial effusion and appears to be the largest coelomic cyst ever described, it is felt that it may be of interest.
A 34 year old white woman was admitted to
GERBASI FS. PERICARDIAL COELOMIC CYST SIMULATING CHRONIC PERICARDIAL EFFUSION: REPORT OF A CASE(PERICARDIAL COELOMIC CYST SIMULATING CHRONIC PERICARDIAL EFFUSION: REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:828–836. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-4-828
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(4):828-836.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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